Kali

4.7
871 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Kali is a small neighborhood restaurant tucked in between Hollywood and Larchmont village. Created by lifelong friends/co-workers chef Kevin Meehan and Drew Langley, the two have had always dreamed about creating a high-end restaurant without pretension. Stripping away all facades of what fine dining should be, Kali focuses strictly on the ingredient, technique, and service creating a casual environment everyone can enjoy.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 871 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipBillC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of last minute edicts from our betters, we were unable to dine OUTSIDE at Kali's for our Thanksgiving Repast. But, we did pick up our dinners from the restaurant and enjoyed the meal at our home. It was, as always, wonderful, delicious, innovative, and satisfying for everyone.

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Nommers
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't get their prefixed menu. You could order more from the menu and just share. For the price of just one prefixed meal.

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vipAndyS
Los Angeles
467 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the seasonal tasting menu with wine pairing. As always, everything was delicious and interesting. This was the first time I'd had their duck egg scramble with shaved black truffles. The eggs were perfectly cooked with chopped chives and had a velvety mouthfeel against the rich umami of the truffles. Luckily, they had just received some local Spiny lobster, which was served in place of the traditional fish course. Decadent! I've always loved the bread service at Kali, but the latest housemade sourdough with cultured butter was heaven; could have been a meal in itself! The wine pairings were tastefully selected and elevated the flavors of each dish. Service was friendly, attentive and everyone on the staff was adhering to current safety guidelines. Dinner was so delightful that I came back the next day for Thanksgiving day take out. That was awesome as well, but I'll save that for another review. Kali is one of LA's best restaurants, which is why they earned a Michelin Star and are regularly featured on Eater's list of 38 best. Restaurants need our support now more than ever. I look forward to returning to Kali as soon as possible.

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vipNena
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and service. We will be back!!! Highly deserved Michelin star.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town! Chef Kevin is brilliant at his culinary creations.

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VassilisB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, exceptional service. Sea urchin pasta and barley risotto were my favorites but everything was prepared to perfection. It's really great to be able to still enjoy food of this quality in a safe environment (tables were really spread out and there were a lot of thoughtful details that showed that the management is really careful about protecting servers and customers from the virus). Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific farm to table cuisine! One of the best in all of LA!

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vipReview
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food was good but not out of this world. Salad was supposed to have fresh housemade ricotta with vegetables and there was 99% vegetables and probably a dime sized amount of ricotta. Squash soup was the highlight. The half duck was not tender enough. Overall good meal and atmosphere but not special place

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Can’t wait to take all girl here to try on dry age duck yummm

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EricW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Michael was our server who was a great fit for the restaurant and our time. You guys did a fantastic job of curating an outdoor experience. Thanks

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CoreyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Having a friend come into town I wanted to treat him to a good meal. It was also the first time my Fiancée and I were able to go out and treat ourselves. The bill was over 300$ and we had gotten a few items off the menu. Hamachi not seasoned, black cod was sent out raw on the inside, Duck was undercooked sent back to up cook and then comes out raw again! Uni pasta was not al dente. With no manager approaching the table also didn’t make the situation better. We will not be recommending this spot. Having a star we expected better service and quality food..

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vipJimmyNola
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we had a ridiculously great meal. This night could not have been any better. My first dinner here was just after they reopened and were doing the tasting menu. The aged duck was absolutely amazing. I was able to have the tasting menu is when I came this time and it is out of this world fantastic.

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vipnikita
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had all year. Great arched that went to speak to every table. Great floor manager great service staff. Our evening was purely perfect.

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kuczynskia
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Trust me I tried a lot of different places in L.A and this place is one of my top 3 ... you know how Frenchs can be picky with food ;-) so trust me, you will not be disappointed.

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vipGaryR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, great people working there,

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LoversAndWarriors2
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely, thoughtful and delicious experience! From start to finish! Just go... you won’t regret it! If you do it’s you-not them! Lol

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viplindat
Los Angeles
136 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We shared the grilled avacado, fish and duck. One thing was better than another. Everything just melted in your mouth. Haven't been to a restaurant with such perfect food in a long time. Wait staff is fantastic. Other restaurants of this caliber the staff can be rather put-offish...these were warm and welcoming. I have already recommended to several people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Servers were very nice and attentive but the manager was horrible. No respect for customers and demands more tip.

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vipJimmyNola
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is ridiculously good and our the service team is not warm and friendly but also quite helpful with recommendations for dinner orders. This place is an incredible dinning experience that you can't miss out on.

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vipCharlesB
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was attentive. What bothered me was seeing the chef walking around tables to greet guests whiteout wearing a mask at the end of the evening and the red wine temperature. They keep red wines in the fridge and serving temperature is way too cold. We had to ask for a room temperature bottle that we later slightly chilled.

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Madd
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing experience that brings fine dining outside in a safe manner in the new normal. Food and service were impeccable. Highly recommended the black cod dish!

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NOMNOM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience during outdoor dining at Kali. The service was attentive, sweet, and safe. We celebrated my birthday and the staff remembered without reminders. Food was phenomenal!

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TammyC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best meal we have had in many months. Everything was perfect!

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NickL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with delicious and interesting food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was spectacular!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Kali, they did such a good job with the outdoor set up. Delicious as alwaya

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TerryO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was amazing but the rib eye was a bit fatty/chewy. Our server was awesome! Pre made drinks... interesting.

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Will
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very affordable for a Michelin starred restaurant. Fine dining without the pretentious atmosphere. I was impressed by each course meal and the drinks. The servers are super knowledgeable about the menu and wines. The owner was also very friendly and helpful as well. I could see him assisting his staff whenever possible and he treated us very kindly. Definitely will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining here since it opened and the deliciousness of the food has never ceased to amaze me. The food is full of flavor and are always on point. Chef Meehan always brings it and if you get to chit chat with him he makes your dining experience so much funner.

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Katy
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Holy cow the meringue gelato is everything. Best dessert I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pasta is a bit undercooked....

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ‘ve dined at Kali twice, both times during dineLA and the food was amazing each time. Our favorite is the gelato dessert with the cured egg yolks on top! Please keep it on the menu :) The service was wonderful, we even paired our dinner with fabulous wines on the recommendation of the sommelier/ owner. They upheld safety standards and reminded people to wear masks when not at the table. Overall, I’d say Kali is one of my favorite restaurants in LA.

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paulinecow
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DineLA was a great deal for items that's usually on their menu! Loved the tomato & berries burrata, sea urchin pasta, and black cod. All the desserts were amazing too.

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Welly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and the wait staff were excellent! Definitely will go again when it is safe to dine inside.

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vipVeteranFoodie
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dinner at Kali. They keep their guests safe while offering their traditional Michelin Star dining.

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vipToniC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were excellent! Ambience was really nice too!

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolute delicious and flavor was consistent. My 3 other friends were wow'd as well, especially the birthday girl! You gave her a cake with a candle and we sang happy birthday to her. It was really special for her.

Thank you for the delicious food, the ambiance, and the service was impeccable! Super grateful and satisfied!

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MelM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are outstanding. The outside patio created to accommodate the COVID-19 indoor restaurant closures was lovely and the tables were appropriately spaced to meet the guidelines. This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere !

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vipVuNguyen
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. They kept the social distance and all safety requirements with COVID-19.

This was an incredible dining experience.

FAQs

Kali offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 871-4160.

Kali is rated 4.7 stars by 871 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.